20th Birthday Party

Here are some photos from when Backstage turned the big 2-0 on the 12th of October!                                                                                           IMG_2039 IMG_2032  

Posted on 31st October 2015.

Set GIAG idea

  So, I didn’t think there was anyway to make a quick, exciting, cheap, accessible Set design Give it a Go. BUT, I prevailed and made a set game! One to rival all other GIAGs ever (in my humble opinion). So, in case, in the future, the next person to run a set GIAG  has absolutely no idea what to do I thought I would immortalise my game through the Backstage Blog.   We decided to run our GIAG similarly to last year by having a rotation system where we split the number of prospective members into four groups and they rotate through Stage, Lighting, Sound and Set after taking a tour of the Riley. Each rotation was given about 20 minutes in which the leader was expected to give an introduction into the particular field.   So for my set game, I decided to make a pretend stage on the Riley floor. I collected some props and set from the wood store and instructed the team to build a set. I wrote down different sets, such as a spaceship, a coffee shop, a post-apocalyptic universe etc and put them into a bowl for people to pick out. In each rotation group I split them into a few teams of around six and asked them to pick out a piece of paper. They then had to build the set using items that I’d found. The remaining members of the rotation has to guess what they were trying to create!   So can anyone guess what this is? WP_20151002_009    

Posted on 31st October 2015.

Give it a Go

Our Give it a Go session yesterday went as well as we could have hoped!! It was so nice seeing loads of new faces and having the support of Panto Society! Many photos and videos were taken which will be added to the gallery soon. We hope everyone who went enjoyed themselves and feels they understand Backstage even better! If not, please feel free to email us and ask! We have lots more going on over the next few weeks with two crew calls out/going out this weekend for Cabaret and Ghost, a training day this Sunday the 4th at 1pm and next week, Backstage’s 20th Birthday party! Come celebrate in style, with the Riley Smith Hall booked out for a very grown up afternoon tea for the afternoon. The training schedule for tomorrow goes like this: 3:00-14:00 Intro Training + Set training 14:00-15:00 Lighting Training + Recap training (for old members) 15:00-16:00 Intro training 16:00-17:00 Sound Training + Recap training 17:00-18:00 Intro Training +Stage training We’d love to hear more about what interests you Backstage and intro train you to crew a show. You’re welcome to come for a small section or the whole day. All members need to be intro trained to work on a show (this can be done at a later stage if need be). Hope to see you tomorrow or next Sunday!

Posted on 3rd October 2015.